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The greatest number of Medal of Honor recipients are from the American Civil War—including the only woman to date to receive the honor, Dr. Mary E. Walker. Join us during Women’s History Month, as we explore history’s memory of this controversial figure.
Women’s History Month has been observed since the 1980s as a way to highlight the contributions of women to society over the years. Let’s do just that with HeinOnline’s Women and the Law database by taking a look at some of the most notable “female firsts” in U.S. history.
There was a time in American history when disagreements became so heated that they turned physical. In the pre-Civil War era, Congress saw at least 70 violent incidents between its members. Join HeinOnline in investigating congressional violence in the antebellum period.
Over the centuries, millions upon millions of words have been used by U.S. presidents to motivate, caution, reassure, and guide the American people. Join HeinOnline in rediscovering some of the greatest presidential speeches in American history.
Adapted from Peter Morgan’s play The Audience, The Crown dramatizes the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. With deference towards historical accuracy, let’s explore some of the events depicted in the show using resources from HeinOnline to dig deeper behind the drama.
A dive into the great debate about Puerto Rico’s legal status. Featuring the discovery of the island during the Exploration Age, fight over the island during the Spanish-American War, and ultimate U.S. rule.
The ethics of compulsory vaccination have been debated since the advent of vaccines, a debate than in turn has required the courts to weigh in, providing precedent that may illuminate what could happen with the COVID-19 vaccine. Join us on a journey to explore the history of compulsory vaccination.
In 1948, the United Nations declared that freedom, justice, and peace rely on a respect for human rights. A few decades later, a global campaign surfaced, advocating that this respect be extended to other animals, as well. Follow along to see how to research this topic with HeinOnline.
This month, HeinOnline continues its Secrets of the Serial Set series by investigating the oft-overlooked Iran-Contra affair, a political scandal involving the Reagan Administration, Nicaraguan civil war, and the Islamic Republic of Iran.